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I Eat Your Skin (1970)

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I Eat Your Skin (1970)

This story of mad scientists, voodoo, and zombies was made in 1964 but wasn't released until 1970 when it was put on a double bill with "I Drink Your Blood".

Run time 80 minutes 49 seconds
Audio/Visual sound, color


Reviewer: IdolTrailblazer - - March 27, 2014
Subject: Where's the uncut version?
If this film is in public domain, then so is the uncut version released on DVD by VCI. Could someone upload that version please? And thank you!
Reviewer: Robbmeister X - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 10, 2013
Subject: Attack of the Fried Egg Eyed Acne Monsters
I've wanted to see this film for a while, though it's known mainly for its smartly lurid title and being the makeweight in a pre-cert double bill. Aside from a bloodless decapitation, there's no gore here, but it's not too bad, regardless, though no patch on the near-forgotten, minor Lugosi classic White Zombie, perhaps the only film of this sort you need to see. This movie has definite pacing issues; it drags especially around the hour mark. Though the voodoo sequences are surprisingly well-staged and atmospheric, you can argue that they go on too much, especially the one padding time out at the end, just before the piece turns into a low-budget Bond film. The '60s Dr Who style zombie makeup is enjoyably hokey, and reminds me a bit of the red ping-pong ball eyed 'monster' in Jess Franco's egregious 'The Devil Hunter'. At least this is better than that. In fact, though you're tempted a few times to press the pause button, it is a bit of lethargic fun.

On a side note, watch out for an uncredited role as Janine, the hero's love interest, by a pre pop career Lana Del Rey.
Reviewer: phantomofkrankor - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 9, 2012
Subject: Beloved trash classic
I love this film, it's as if the Howell's from Gilligan's Island wound up in a knock-off
Bond film. Plus, the music is very polished and gives the whole thing more of a big film feel.
Reviewer: billbarstad - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 1, 2010
Subject: Surprisingly Entertaining
The behavior of the characters is so much of the early 1960s that they serve as a caricature of folks of that time. That aspect, some dialog, occasionally the directing and editing, and the special makeup used for the zombies had me smiling, rolling my eyes, or laughing under my breath throughout. The fight scenes and gunplay (might have just shouted Bang, Bang!) were nearly as funny as the zombies. Shots of the island when the good guys escape are pretty funny, too. A scene at the end where a knifing occurs, and a flare gun is used as a weapon are well done. The early scenes with bikini clad young women were a definite plus. The movie is well paced, and if you can enjoy the absurdity, quite enjoyable.

I found absolutely no surprises in the story or plot. It proceeds basically as King of the Zombies, an intentional comedy, does. The ultimate goal of the top villain is the same as Bela Lugosi's character, Dr. Eric Vornoff, in Ed Wood's Bride of the Monster.

I downloaded the 691MB DivX file. The opening title sequence shows that the movie was cropped, at least on the right. This was probably done during the transfer to VHS. The video quality is adequate. The audio quality is fine.
Reviewer: Freddie Jaye - - October 31, 2010
Subject: The title
Yes, it's deceptive. It was originally filmed as "Zombie Bloodbath" or "Voodoo Blood Bath.". It was arbitrarily renamed when it was slapped onto the double bill.

But on the drive-in circuit, who pays attention?
Reviewer: appledecca - favoritefavorite - October 31, 2010
Subject: who do voodoo?
Amusing little tale...alright if your tired & dont care much..he he ..Zombies, rituals and all that jazz...
Reviewer: nigeldavahah - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 10, 2010
Subject: ;)
Reviewer: picfixer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 20, 2010
Subject: The eyes! The eyes! I can't stand the eyes!!
Except for fruits and vegetables, eating skin is bad for you, and so is watching this movie. If you do, you could either die of boredom or laughter. If you gotta go, I suggest laughter. Set on "Voodoo Island," the "plot" involves a cure for cancer, zombies, lascivious dancing and virgin sacrifice. In one, thirty-second conversation the phrase "young, blonde virgins" comes up three times. (The dialog is wonderful.) The island has a young, blonde virgin - but before you know it she's only young and blonde. The acting is awful. The bug-eyed zombies are hilarious. For nature lovers there's an extended snake milking scene. If you like entertainingly bad movies, you'll love this one. You won't even need to use your fast-forward button much. FOOTNOTE: Nobody eats anybody's skin, or even tries to. (damn!)
Reviewer: guyzilla - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 20, 2010
Subject: Deceptive Title
Despite the carnage that the title implies, no one really gets any of their skin eaten. In fact, nobody even gets bitten, and it's not even implied that the zombies of this story are even the walking dead. Even though there's voodoo in the story, the zombies are created by a serum made of snake venom. One shot of this stuff and your eyes look like a pair of fried eggs, sunny side up, but for some reason i really like this flick.
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